Offices of the Jyllands-Posten Newspaper which published the Muhammed Cartoons
Three men suspected of plotting an attack on a Danish newspaper that published controversial caricatures of the Muslim prophet Mohammed in 2005 are to remain in custody, a court in Denmark ruled Thursday.
The suspects, aged 29, 30 and 44, are to be kept in isolation for a further four weeks, judges in Glostrup, near the Danish capital Copenhagen, ruled.
The three, who live in neighbouring Sweden, were arrested on December 29. At their initial court hearing they denied allegations they were planning to attack the offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper, but refused to make any further comment.
A 37-year-old man remains in custody in Sweden on suspicion of being part of the alleged plot, but he has rejected the charges.
Danish and Swedish police said they had cooperated closely in averting the possible attack and had been tracking the suspects for some time.